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Medical Professionalism: during COVID-19 Times and Beyond

Subhash C Parija, Balachandra V Adkoli

Citation Information : Parija SC, Adkoli B V. Medical Professionalism: during COVID-19 Times and Beyond. 2020; 3 (3):93-95.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10082-02265

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


This article is third in the series of articles exploring the role of professionalism in medical education. In the earlier episodes, we have discussed, the meaning and importance of medical professionalism, and the challenges involved in teaching this key component in the undergraduate medical curriculum based on competency-based medical education (CBME). However, the pandemic of COVID-19 has shocked the entire medical education system. Nevertheless, it has forced the medical colleges to explore alternate modes of online teaching. With this development, the role of various stakeholders, the faculty, the students, medical colleges, regulators, and the civil society will drastically change as the technology will take the central stage. We offer some concrete suggestions, which include reorganization of faculty, upgrading of IT infrastructure and simulation labs, retraining of the faculty and students in tune with the technology, and synergizing faculty development with internal quality assurance. We conclude that development of medical professionalism is a long-drawn agenda and we need to collect further evidence, which will take time.

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